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Speed a factor in Metro-North crash

Posted on December 3, 2013

NEW YORK — The Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx early Sunday, killing four passengers and injuring 75 more, was hurtling down the tracks at a staggering 82 mph — nearly three times the 30 mph speed limit — when it hit the dangerous curve, according to the Daily News.

Federal investigators have recovered the engineer’s cell phone, though it has been reported they don't believe he was on it at the time of the crash. The engineer has also been given a drug and alcohol test, but the feds have yet to receive the results. For the full story, click here.

On Sunday, the National Transportation Safety Board recovered the black box data recorder from a Metro-North Railroad train that derailed as it hurtled around a sharp curve in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring more than 60 early Sunday morning, according to an NBC News report.

The device will be analyzed to determine what caused all seven cars of the Metro-North Commuter Railroad to jump the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The train's engineer told first responders when they arrived at the scene that he had hit the brakes as the train approached the turn, sources told NBC News. For the full story, click here.



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